Wild Moves: Harris Hawk

Season 1: Episode 6

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Hunting on land is hard enough, but when you add a third dimension to the mix--altitude--your respect for raptors like the Harris's hawk is compounded. Watch it here in super slow-motion as it locks in on its target with a vision eight times superior to our own, an ability to process blurred images at twice the rate of an average human, and then a devastating stop-and-turn mid-flight maneuver, thanks to immaculately choreographed wing control. It’s the perfect aerial hunter, and its prey don’t have a prayer.